We have dear friends getting married in Brazilia (July 4-6, 2013) and while we have been to Brazil on short business trips in the past we have never vacationed there. With our friends getting married we thought it was a good time to do a small taste of Brazil (even if it is winter). Our only commitment is that we have to be in BRAZILIA by the afternoon of July 4th and can leave Brazilia the afternoon of July 6th.
We have other trips planned for the summer so only 7-9 days total are allocated for this trip. It would be fun to explore some beach areas that are warm. We also understand that the FIFA Soccer Confederations Cup will be taking place in Rio and Salvador on June 30th (this would be awesome to attend/experience!). Any suggestions? Also, while totally south, husband was hoping to see Iguazu Falls (not a must for this trip). We speak a bit of Portuguese so we can get by - mainly looking for food, music, local vibe, beach, and r&r.
We can fly direct into Rio, S.Paulo, & Brazil from Atlanta.
Hoping we can get some guidance from the TA community so we can book this trip asap.